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Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
First of all, let me say this: I think the Cardinals will sign Adam Wainwright to an extension and it will likely happen before the start of the 2013 season. However, I also thought the same thing regarding Albert Pujols. In fact, I was almost certain the Cardinals and Pujols would come to terms, right up to the point that he signed with the Angles.
I've already taken a look at some of the factors the Cardinals must weigh regarding a possible extension with Wainwright. So, in the interest of covering all the bases, let's take a look at the Cardinals other options:
If the Cardinals cannot reach an agreement with Wainwright, the most obvious choice they have is to let Adam become a free agent after the 2013 season. If this were to happen, its likely that the Cards will make Wainwright a qualifying offer, so that they can at least receive draft pick compensation should he sign elsewhere.
The Cardinals can then let the market determine his price and see...
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The 37-year-old Carpenter met with reporters at Busch Stadium on Monday as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Jupiter, Fla. Last week, the team all but ruled him out for this year after problems in his right arm.
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The St. Louis Cardinals enter spring training this week with another star player entering the final year of his contract just two years after the Albert Pujols contract circus. But the Cardinals suddenly have leverage in these negotiations they never got with Pujols.
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Winter isn't over.
We'll wait until Opening Day to bury the season. But Day 1 of pitchers and catchers reporting is a landmark date. One where we can finally start rinsing out the taste of that NLCS our of our mouths.
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